Athena Ge­or­gak­lis

Animation Magazine - - Event Focus -

Ti­tle: Head of De­vel­op­ment, Nel­vana Stu­dios Time at Job: Two years. How did you get your first job in the biz? Much to my cha­grin, I ap­plied for the as­sis­tant po­si­tion to the di­rec­tor of orig­i­nal con­tent for Tele­toon Canada. Com­ing out of uni­ver­sity, I was re­luc­tant to go for such an en­try-level po­si­tion, but I could not have been more wrong. What do you hope you’ll see at the mar­ket? Great con­tent for po­ten­tial co-pro­duc­tion part­ner­ships. Big­gest Red Flag when some­one is pitch­ing you: When it’s more about busi­ness than con­tent. Noth­ing is worth the con­ver­sa­tion if great con­tent isn’t at the cen­ter of it. Fa­vorite show of the mo­ment: Esme & Roy. New an­noy­ing trend in the biz: Try­ing to repli­cate the last hit, which at the mo­ment is PAW Pa­trol. Let’s cel­e­brate the suc­cess of PAW Pa­trol and try some­thing new. Which an­i­mated char­ac­ter would you love to meet and why? Star from Star vs. The Forces of Evil, be­cause she is fear­less and so ad­ven­tur­ous. Best pop cul­ture mo­ment of 2018? The Me Too move­ment. It’s about time! Fa­vorite drink: Bloody Cae­sar, be­cause there’s no bet­ter mix than clam­ato and vodka!

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